That just struck me as I sat down to blog this morning. That for something new to begin, something old has to end. There may be some exceptions, but it seems like that's generally true.
I'm not really thinking about anything ending this morning--other than 2009, but I have been sitting here in the dark thinking about new beginnings.
I do love beginnings.
A new day.
A new week.
A new school year.
The first day of summer vacation.
And New Year's Day.
A fresh start is just, well, so fresh and new a clean. Makes me think of Anne (Shirley, that is) walking down the road with Miss Stacey. Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it. Yet!
For now, I will tell you that I'm reading an amazing book, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus. And this morning I read this Jewish blessing. And so this is my prayer for our family and yours:
Bless for us, O LORD our God, this year and all of its yield for good, and shower down a blessing upon the face of the earth. Fill us with your bounty and bless our year, that it be as the good years. Blessed are you, O LORD, who blesses the years.
Coincidence that it's New Year's Eve? Don't think so. That's Providence, for sure!